[dns-operations] Updating named.root for the mere purpose of updating it?!

Carsten Schiefner dotberlin.cs at schiefner.de
Mon Sep 11 13:01:37 UTC 2017

Hi Duane,

>On 09/05/2017 03:09 PM, Wessels, Duane wrote:
>> Verisign publishes the named.root file you referenced as part of its
>> Root Zone Maintainer activities.
>> Usually this file is updated only when there is a change to the IP
>> addresses of one or more root servers.  But
>> occasionally we might publish a new version where only the serial
>> number changes as part of our normal software development processes.

I see - thanks for your clarification.

However, for reasons Doug outlines here:

On 06.09.2017 07:54, Doug Barton wrote:
> Generating no-content changes is a bad idea. It causes a lot of churn
> for a lot of people, for no reason.

may I suggest that VeriSign put this onto the "to be reviewed" list?

Thanks & best,


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